Consumer Price Index
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 2.9% in the 12 months to September quarter 2010 compared with a 2.8% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Melbourne and Perth recorded the highest increase of all the capital cities (3.1%). Brisbane recorded the third highest rise (2.9%) and Hobart recorded the fourth highest rise (2.8%).
Between the June quarter 2010 and the September quarter 2010 the Brisbane CPI increased by 1.0% compared with an increase of 0.7% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
Consumer Price Index,
All Groups -
Percentage change from previous quarter(a):
In the September 2010 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Alcohol and tobacco (3.3%) and Housing (2.8%).
Over the same period, the highest decreases were recorded for Health (-1.5%), Food (-0.7%) and Transportation (-0.3%).
CPI Movement, Brisbane,
Percentage change from previous quarter:
Sept 2010 quarter
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia
(cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.